Park System by the Numbers

Children enjoy the revamped Lents Park playground in East Portland at its grand opening.
Portland Parks & Recreation has demonstrated excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development, and agency recognition.
Total Parks System Acres11,672
Developed Parks154
Built Acres (includes developed parks, golf courses, PIR)3,638
Natural Areas Acres7,891
Undeveloped Acres143
FY 2022-2023 Total Expenditures$218m
Total Operating Expenditures$127m
2020 Parks Local Option Levy Support$26m
Enterprise funds (Portland Int'l Raceway, Portland Parks Golf)$15m
Capital Expenditures$41m
Trust Funds and Grants$9m
Employees and Volunteers
Employees - Full Time766
Employees - Part-Time and Seasonal1,994
Volunteers - Annual Hours Contributed373,454
Volunteers - Positions (FTE) Represented by Hours180
Community and Art Centers (owned and operated by PP&R)12
Indoor and Outdoor Pools11
Golf Courses6
Motorsports Raceway1
Baseball/Softball Diamonds122
Basketball Hoops221
Community Garden Plots2,702
Miles of Regional Trails158
Off-Leash Dog Areas38
Picnic Areas (Reservable)96
Restrooms (Permanent)396
Skateboard Parks8
Splashpads, "spraygrounds", or spray shower features26
Tennis Courts120
Community Needs Survey (2017)
Percent of Portlanders who visited their park at least once last year94%
Percent of Portlanders rating the overall quality of their parks as good or excellent86%
Percent of Portlanders who participated in at least one recreation program last year40%
Percent of Portlanders rating the quality of their experience as good or excellent85%